Book Chapter

Preface

TL Mc Carty, SE Nicholas, G Wigglesworth

A World of Indigenous Languages: Politics, Pedagogies and Prospects for Language Reclamation | Multilingual Matters | Published : 2019

Abstract

Spanning Indigenous settings in Africa, the Americas, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia, Central Asia and the Nordic countries, this book examines the multifaceted language reclamation work underway by Indigenous peoples throughout the world. Exploring political, historical, ideological, and pedagogical issues, the book foregrounds the decolonizing aims of contemporary Indigenous language movements inside and outside of schools. Many authors explore language reclamation in their own communities. Together, the authors call for expanded discourses on language planning and policy that embrace Indigenous ways of knowing and forefront grassroots language reclamation efforts as a force for Indigenou..

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